Daily Devotional
Do You View Yourself as God Does?

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”

Ephesians 2:10


Ponder This

Think of the potential there is in one human soul. It is valuable not only because of what it is, but also because of what it can be. You, one day, can be transformed into the likeness of Jesus Christ. Do you believe that? You may not see yourself as God sees you with His creative genius. It has been said that one time Michelangelo, a great sculptor, said as he looked at a block of marble, “There’s an angel in that block, and I’m going to set him free.” And he made a magnificent statue. That’s what God wants to do for you.

There is a lecture called “Acres of Diamonds” by Russell Conwell, in which he talked about a man who owned a farm in Africa. This man wanted diamonds. So, he sold his farm and went off looking for diamonds. But the person who bought the land discovered the farm was loaded with diamonds. The seller didn’t realize what he had! He was searching for something else.[1] Your heart is on a search. You are standing in acres of diamonds spiritually—the potential that is in you.

  • Where do you struggle to see your own potential?
  • What would it look like to see your potential as God does?


[1] Michael George Knight, “Russell Conwell: Acres of Diamonds Book Summary,” Bestbookbits, 2017, https://bestbookbits.com/acres-of-diamonds-by-russell-conwell/.

Practice This

Pray and ask God to remind you of your potential in Him.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.